When and why you started boxing:
I was 13 years old when I first started boxing. I’d always enjoyed watching the sport. My friends and I wanted to give it a go, thinking that it’d make us ‘hard’! But they all bottled it and I ended up going to the gym on my own. The rest is history!
Favourite all-time fighter:
It’s got to be my fellow Welshman, Joe Calzaghe.
Best fight you’ve seen:
That’s a difficult one. I’d say that my two favourite fights to watch are Marco Antonio Barrera vs Erik Morales I and Diego Corrales vs Jose Luis Castillo I.
Personal career highlight:
Representing my country on numerous occasions as an amateur – I’m a proud Welshman, as you can tell!
Abass Baraou in the amateurs [l ud 3 – April 2017]. I fought him a couple of months before he won gold at the European Championships. I learnt a lot from that fight.
Best and worst attributes as a boxer:
I consider my strength and power to be among my best attributes, although my record doesn’t highlight this. My defence is one of my weaker points.
Train as hard as possible and be dedicated and committed.
I’m partial to a kebab but I also like a Nando’s!
Best friends in boxing:
Over the years I’ve gained so many friends through boxing – too numerous to mention anyone in particular. They all know who they are.
Other sportsperson you would like to be:
I’d be Duncan Ferguson as I’m a huge Evertonian! He has all the passion and he’s known for being tough.
Last film/TV show you saw:
The last thing I watched was The Inbetweeners series. It’s a hell of a show!
Who would play you in a film of your life:
As he’s from my hometown of Ruthin, it’d have to be the one and only Rhys Ifans.
Have you ever been starstruck:
I wasn’t necessarily starstruck, but it was an amazing experience when I sparred with Amir Khan.
Last time you cried:
I remember crying a few times when I lost in the amateurs.
Best advice received:
‘Train hard, fight easy.’ It’s an old cliché that you hear in every gym, but it’s so true.
Worst rumour about yourself:
There’s nothing I could mention that’d be appropriate to put in print!
Something not many people know about you:
Something that not a lot of people know about me is that Welsh is my mother tongue.